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Dec 6, 2010 02:49 AM

Samgyeopsal - Korean Pork Belly

Are there any places in LA or OC that specialize in this? I've heard of places that do, but all my searches have just led me to Korean BBQs that have it on the menu.

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  1. Park's BBQ recently opened up a sister restaurant that's pork-focused:

    Park's BBQ
    955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

      1. all korean bbq places serve pork belly.. some as listed above are focused on pork. another option will be Ham Ji Park on 6th street. you can try 3 different porks: pork belly on the grill, pork neck stew and their bbq pork ribs.

        Ham Ji Park
        3407 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

        1. kobawoo for my favorite pork belly dish, bossam: a self assembly wrap of steamed pork belly and different banchan with steamed cabbage

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          1. re: peppermonkey

            second peppermonkey's excellent recommendation. I find kobawoo's bossam a nice change from the usual kbbq pork belly. It's boiled with garlic, ginger, soybean paste (dwenjang) and coffee to mellow out the "gaminess" (koreans tend to find the "odor" of pork offputting), and served sliced with salted cabbage leaves, sweet/sour daikon rounds, sweet soy sauce marinated jalapenos, and kimchi "innards" (julienned strips of daikon marinated as you would kimchi). You wrap everything inside a cabbage leaf and/or daikon round, and the crunchy, salty/sweet/spicy vegetables are a nice contrast to the tender meat.